University of Amsterdam

university of amsterdam law faculty building

The UvA was founded as the Athenaeum Illustre in 1632 and in the nineteenth century expanded into a comprehensive research university which currently has over 22,000 students and 4,500 staff. The university facilities are located in historical buildings mainly in the city centre. The Student Information Centre provides data on details of study to potential foreign students:

Service & Information Centre:
Binnengasthuisstraat 9
1012 ZA Amsterdam
Tel.: +31-(0)20.5258080

University of Amsterdam faculties

The UvA has 7 faculties, each having research institutes they either collaborate with or which form part of the faculties themselves. The faculties are presented here with their contact details:

1.) Faculty of Humanities
Consists of six departments: History, Dutch studies, Philosophy and Art, Archaeology and Area Studies, Language and Literature, Media Studies, Religion and Cultural Sciences.
Address: Spuistraat 210, 1012 VT Amsterdam.

2.) Faculty of Law
The Law faculty conducts international cooperation with many other Law schools and programmes at prestigious institutes around the world, mainly at postgraduate level. The Law department has three Bachelor’s programmes and eight Master’s (LL.M.) programmes as well as five research institutes.
Address: Oudemanhuispoort 4, 1012 CN Amsterdam.

3.) Faculty of Science
Address: Kruislaan 404, 1098 SM Amsterdam.

4.) Faculty of Economics and Econometrics
Address: Roetersstraat 11, 1018 WB Amsterdam.

5.) Faculty of Medicine
Address: Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam.
MFAS (Medische Faculteit der Amsterdamse Studenten):
Meibergdreef 15, 1105 AZ Amsterdam Zuidoost

6.) Faculty of Dentistry
Address: Louwesweg 1, 1066 EA Amsterdam.

7.) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Many locations since the faculty consists of six departments: Communication Science, Educational Sciences, Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology, Political Science, and Human Geography, Planning and International Development Studies. The faculty also has six research institutes. website:

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